Artistic Wire: Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire. Artistic Wire is the most extensive line of permanently coloured wire for jewellery and Crafts. The wire has an exclusive enamel coating that is available with a glossy metallic finish or in a matte finish. The coating is engineered to resist tarnishing chipping and peeling and to stand up to coiling spiral making twisting wrapping and other wire working techniques. This package contains 10ft of 16 gauge wire.